Prep Impressions: April 2, 2021

RIVERSIDE — The Riverside Hillcrest-Riverside Norte Vista Week 3-A varsity football game on Friday, April 2, 2021, did not start the way anyone expected. For Hillcrest, getting the ball twice from Norte Vista in the first quarter was the Immaculate Start. The Trojans couldn’t do anything with their first possession but found a way to … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: March 26, 2021

RIVERSIDE — The Riverside Norte Vista-Riverside Ramona Week 2-A varsity football game on Friday, March 26, 2021, was a masterclass in moving the point of attack and pushing the pile. For Ramona, bloodied afterward, it meant its defense was going up against the biggest offensive line this side of the Big VIII and having to … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: March 19, 2021

RIVERSIDE — The Riverside Ramona-Riverside Arlington Week 1-A varsity football game on Friday, March 19, 2021, was a first glimpse at the affects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on high school football teams. For Ramona, it’s about getting its senior class, the one that came oh-so-close to a CIF-Southern Section title, just a few more … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: March 18, 2021

NORCO — The Corona Santiago-Norco Week 1-A varsity football game on Thursday, March 18, 2021, was a breath of fresh air. For Santiago, it’s clearly not been about football these last 14 months. And that’s fine because the program is large enough to remain self-sustaining, but also not fine because there is such a gap … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: Nov. 8, 2019

SAN BERNARDINO — The Grand Terrace-Riverside Notre Dame Week 11 varsity football game on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, was not really what anyone expected. For Grand Terrace, senior QB Mekhi Lewis played but he was not his ebullient self. Still hampered by whatever continues to ail his right knee, Lewis was picked off on two … Continue reading